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Using 'Heartphone' to Detect Cardiac Irregularity
Using 'Heartphone' to Detect Cardiac Irregularity FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smartphones could help improve detection and management of the common heart rhythm problem called atrial fibrillation, researchers say. More than 36 million Ame...
U.S. Making Headway Against Salmonella, E. coli: CDC
U.S. Making Headway Against Salmonella, E. coli: CDC THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Contaminated food sickens millions of Americans each year, but the types of bacteria causing the majority of illnesses have changed in recent years, health...
U.S. Hispanics Face Unique Health Challenges, CDC Says
U.S. Hispanics Face Unique Health Challenges, CDC Says TUESDAY, May 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hispanics in the United States carry very different health risks than whites and face a tougher time getting needed medical care, according to a new federa...
Unsupervised Home Births on the Rise: Study
Unsupervised Home Births on the Rise: Study FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Home births without a midwife or doctor present -- which have been linked to increased risk of infant death and disease -- have jumped 79 percent in the United States ...
U.S. Lowers Recommended Fluoride Levels in Drinking Water
U.S. Lowers Recommended Fluoride Levels in Drinking Water MONDAY, April 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. government has decreased its recommended level of fluoride in drinking water for the first time in a half-century, to prevent staining of too...
U.S. Breast Cancer Cases Could Rise 50 Percent by 2030
U.S. Breast Cancer Cases Could Rise 50 Percent by 2030 MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of U.S. women diagnosed with breast cancer could rise by as much as 50 percent within the next 15 years, according to new government predictio...
U.S. Boy's Death Highlights Rare Mosquito-Borne Infection
U.S. Boy's Death Highlights Rare Mosquito-Borne Infection FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The death from encephalitis of a 6-year-old Tennessee boy has led researchers to a better understanding of the mosquito-borne virus that killed the ch...
Unauthorized Breaches of Medical Records on the Rise
Unauthorized Breaches of Medical Records on the Rise TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breaches in data security exposed more than 29 million health records to potential criminal misuse between 2010 and 2013, a new study found. Most of the b...
U.S. Agrees to Help Launch 'African CDC'
U.S. Agrees to Help Launch 'African CDC' MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An agreement to help create an African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was signed Monday by the United States and the African Union. "The West African Ebola...
Uninsured May Face Much Higher Charges for Cancer Drugs
Uninsured May Face Much Higher Charges for Cancer Drugs TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors may charge uninsured patients anywhere from two to 43 times what private insurance plans or Medicare pay for chemotherapy drugs, a new study est...